Cradle Talk is a weekly support group for new parents and their babies, ages 0-6 months. An Edward Hospital Mother/Baby nurse leads the discussion and guest speakers address a variety of parenting topics each week. Bring your newborn with you!
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Meets most Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (see dates below)
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
815 South Washington Street, Naperville
(located across from the Edward Hospital ER)
Unless indicated on the date listed below, all meetings will be held in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. In the event of inclement weather during the winter months, please call the Cradle Talk phone line at 630-527-3957 to see if Cradle Talk has been canceled on that particular day. Cradle Talk will be canceled if the church decides to close the building. We will post the cancellation no later than 9 a.m.
Edward Hospital promotes vaccinations for babies and parents. Some babies are too young for certain vaccines, so please do not attend if you or your baby have fever, colds, flu-like symptoms, or rashes. Please ask one of the nurses if you have any questions on recent recommendation for vaccines.
Due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have decided to suspend all community meetings including prenatal classes & tours, Cradle Talk, Breastfeeding Support Group, and Nurturing Mom Support Groups until further notice. Please watch the website for a date when these will resume meeting. Virtual options are listed below.
Cradle Talk Online
This program combines two support groups: Cradle Talk (Edward Hospital) and Mother & Baby Hour (Elmhurst Hospital) and is for new moms from either hospital. Other new moms are also welcome. Participants will have a chance to talk to other new moms, ask questions of an experienced RN and listen to guest speakers on topics of interest to new moms. The Cradle Talk Online support group will meet virtually every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 10 a.m. using WebEx.
Visit the Cradle Talk Facebook group for weekly speaker topics.
New Dad Support Online
This new group will meet virtually every Thursday at 7 p.m. using WebEx. At this support group, expectant dads and new dads can share concerns, ask questions about their new baby, and hear from more experienced dads.
Nurturing Mom support groups for both hospitals will meet virtually. Elmhurst’s Nurturing Moms group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 12 pm, and the Edward Nurturing Moms group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 12 pm. This group is for those new moms experiencing anxiety, stress or other signs of mood disorders. It will be led by experienced certified clinical therapists.
To receive an email invite for one of these virtual groups, please contact Susan.Bard@EEHealth.org.
Websites and Class Handouts
For the New Mom:
Baby Wearing Demo